Beyond/Hello, a national chain of retail marijuana dispensaries, will be opening its second Virginia location here in Loudoun County. The brand has chosen a spot in Sterling and hopes to open its doors by the end of the year.

The Burn first broke the news that Beyond/Hello was exploring a spot in the Nokes Plaza shopping center back in December — and now it’s official. That’s the same shopping center off Nokes Boulevard with the Cafesano restaurant, the Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery, a Sheetz convenience store and others. There are two other currently vacant retail buildings on the property and it appears Beyond/Hello will be moving into one of those spaces.

Currently, Beyond/Hello operates 17 cannabis dispensaries in four states. The brand’s first Virginia location opened in Manassas last year. It was the first medical marijuana dispensary in Northern Virginia. Beyond/Hello reportedly has a permit to open six dispensaries in NoVa, but at this time, Sterling is the only Loudoun location they are planning.

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Virginia law currently only allows medical marijuana sales. Customers wanting to purchase medical cannabis need to register with the Board of Pharmacy before entering Beyond/Hello or other cannabis dispensaries. However, if the law changes to allow recreational marijuana sales in the state, that requirement could change or go away in the future.